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Mermaids Cafe

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4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
+1 808-821-2026
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Clayton, Georgia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A few years ago while waiting for our connection in LAX we had the good fortune to talk with an Auntie and daughter from Kaua'i. "Where's the prettiest spot on the island?" "Where I live." "Where do you eat when you go out?" "Mermaids." I had to look carefully the first time to find it--literally the space between two buildings--but... More 

Thank Kawika4
Snoqualmie, Washington
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388 reviews
236 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thought it would be one of those local finds you rave about- it was recommended to be such-- but we thought it was ok. I had a salad that was reasonable but not given much care and he had a wrap which was kind of tasteless and dry. You are also eating directly on the street which is almost always... More 

1 Thank couplessPS
Chino Hills, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would have given a poor rating if it weren't for my husband's chicken tacos that had a great flavor. However, I ordered the chicken vegetable stir fry with satay sauce. I was thinking it might be a healthy, low carb option. The dish was disgusting. I'm not kidding, it had about two cups of satay sauce. The bowl was... More 

Thank Janalee C
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped at this street side café to have a quick bite before heading to the airport to return home. As we knew that this is a very long flight, we decided to keep it on the light side. We both had the green salad, mine with ahi fish. If we had known the generous size of the portion, we... More 

Thank leaester
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97 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant looks a little unpromising snuggled as it is between store fronts. You sit outside on the sidewalk or in an alley, so pray it doesn't rain. When you order, you can see right into the kitchen and so you know, your food is being prepared fresh just for you. The food is excellent and the menu, which contains... More 

Thank James G
Sunrise, Florida
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

This place was really really good! It's a little lunch spot that has just a few outside tables and a little bar stool area on the side. The environment was chill. The workers were very nice and there was some reggae music playing. The food was amazing! I had the Ahi Nori wrap which was awesome. The fish was fresh... More 

Thank Adam W
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

So..Good !... The perfect......fish taco..! This. Is the one to try..... Great menu.. Open for lunch and dinner. ..thee perfect Kauai. Meal. Local Style...

Thank Randy C
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016

What a wonderful little find, tucked away as a storefront, sidewalk cafe-style eatery. I was initially concerned about the size of the place and its ability to deliver on a good, quick meal. I was pleasantly surprised and not at all disappointed. The Tropical tacos made with Ahi tuna and a special tropical sauce was marvelous. And I don't eat... More 

Thank wendy k
Exmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

Excellent coconut milk chai, yummy yummy! Tasty taco too. Be prepared to wait though, and to accept 2nd food choice as this is a very popular place.

Thank timclatworthy
Escondido, California
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91 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

A small local restaurant in downtown Kapaa specializing in Ahi Tuna wraps. Great for take-out food and they have a few small tables if you want to eat curbside.

Thank EscoDave

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Hawaiian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
10:30 am - 7:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-1384 Kuhio Hwy, Kapaa, Kauai, HI 96746-1675
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Kauai  >  Kapaa
  • Phone Number: +1 808-821-2026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?